Premier League injury table: Which sides have the most absentees after the international break?
By Nick Wright
Last Updated: 08/09/16 1:38pm
The Premier League returns this weekend following the international break, but which sides are carrying the most injuries?
According to PhysioRoom.com, Hull City and Sunderland top the table, with the two sides missing five players each ahead of their games against Burnley and Everton.
Of the title contenders, Arsenal and Liverpool are missing the most, with four players from each side nursing injuries. For the Gunners it's Per Mertesacker, Gabriel Paulista, Danny Welbeck and Carl Jenkinson, while Liverpool are without Ragnar Klavan, Sheyi Ojo, Joe Gomez and Mamadou Sakho.
Manchester United do not have any confirmed injuries for Saturday's derby, according to PhysioRoom.com, while Vincent Kompany is City's only absentee following Ilkay Gundogan and Leroy Sane's returns to fitness.
Chelsea are without Marco van Ginkel and Kurt Zouma for their Super Sunday clash with Swansea while Tottenham will be without Danny Rose against Stoke. Champions Leicester, meanwhile, have a clean bill of health for their trip to Liverpool.
Everton, Middlesbrough, Stoke and West Ham have four injuries apiece, while at the other end of the table, Bournemouth, Swansea and Watford join Leicester and Manchester United with no confirmed injuries.
Premier League injury table correct as of 1pm on Thursday 8 September.
Premier League injury table (PhysioRoom.com)
|Hull||5||Greg Luer, Michael Dawson, Moses Odubajo, Alex Bruce, Allan McGregor|
|Sunderland||5||Fabio Borini, Vito Mannone, Sebastian Larsson, Billy Jones, Lee Cattermole|
|Arsenal||4||Gabriel Paulista, Per Mertesacker, Danny Welbeck, Carl Jenkinson|
|Everton||4||James McCarthy, Muhamed Besic, Matthew Pennington, Tyias Browning|
|Liverpool||4||Ragnar Klavan, Sheyi Ojo, Joe Gomez, Mamadou Sakho|
|Middlesbrough||4||Fabio Da Silva, George Friend, James Husband, Grant Leadbitter|
|Stoke||4||Jack Butland, Glen Johnson, Stephen Ireland, Ibrahim Afellay|
|West Ham||4||Andy Carroll, Andre Ayew, Aaron Cresswell, Diafra Sakho|
|Chelsea||2||Marco van Ginkel, Kurt Zouma|
|Southampton||2||Jeremy Pied, Florin Gardos|
|Crystal Palace||1||Frazier Campbell|
|Manchester City||1||Vincent Kompany|
|West Brom||1||Chris Brunt|